Engage in Giving to Bring a Smile To Others
The holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims worldwide fast during daylight hours, is also the month where Muslims contribute to charity work, and donations for the less fortunate.Muslims, who can afford it, contribute a proportion of their wealth in the shape of Zakat – one of the five pillars of Islam.
Dr. Husnia Gargash, Founder of Gargash Hospital said: “Charity is like soul to your body. Its presence is not felt, but the acts of goodness can help several in need. Giving does not just always have to be money, rather it counts everything which can give happiness to others. When you help someone, you can see a smile on their faces, which is the true essence of charity.”
Whether its charity for orphans, or assisting a relief aid organization, charities can differ from person to person. Most people are involved in feeding the less fortunate, while others provide clothing and homes to the homeless.
Here are some ways that emphasises why charity / giving is good –
Giving brings a smile to others – It is noted that giving someone else lifts the spirits of the donor as well as the receiver.
Giving generates cooperation – Studies indicate that giving doesn’t go unrewarded. It increase cooperation amongst individuals and communities, leading to a greater social connect.
Giving is a cycle – Giving just doesn’t help the immediate recipient. It also spurs a ripple effect of generosity through the community.
“Ramadan is a month of giving. We urge everyone to put in the extra effort this Ramadan and graciously donate to our fellow brothers and sisters. Charity is the truest salvation for a person and such a noble deed never goes unrewarded,” said Ms. Gargash.